Guests

We’re fortunate to have been able to interview some truly inspirational people on our podcast.

Amelia’s five years as Green Party deputy leader have seen her work across the country, visiting hundreds of local campaigns, events and organisations. She works to raise awareness of local issues while campaigning for change on a national level. She was elected in 2014 at the age of 29 and has used this platform to highlight problems affecting young people, from tuition fees to zero hour contracts. Amelia is a leading voice in the campaign to make misogyny a hate crime, and is outspoken on campaigns from ending zero use plastics to opposing the M4 relief road in her home country, Wales.

She holds a BSc in Environmental Biology and MSc in Environmental Technology. She works across a wide range of social and environmental issues, with a particular focus on women’s rights, biodiversity, climate change and community resilience.

As an explorer Pen Hadow has pushed back the boundaries of what is known. His iconic solo trek from Canada to the North Pole has never been repeated, and his leadership of scientific exploration on the Arctic Ocean is without equal. His mission now is to protect the wildlife of the North Pole’s international waters. He is today’s quintessential explorer.​

Veneta is a Consultant Physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine,  specialising in assessing how the physical and psychological environment impacts on the health of the working population. Of particular interest to her is the psychology of human behaviour and what factors influence how people respond to challenges.​

Estelle is a public law barrister at Cornerstone Barristers. She is recognised as a leading junior in environment and planning law, with particular expertise in climate change matters. She is described in Chambers & Partners as a “first-rate” advocate who has “a wonderful manner with clients”.

Estelle appeared for Friends of the Earth in the six-week Lancashire fracking inquiry, represented a well-known activist in the subsequent Court of Appeal fracking challenge and recently appeared for Frack Free Ellesmere Port and Upton at an inquiry in Chester opposing IGas’s use of acid to extract shale gas. 

Sue co-founded Bioregional’s One Planet Living initiative in 2003 after Bioregional initiated and worked with others to create the BedZED eco-village in South London. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are also very close to her heart. After five years of work on the UN process to secure the SDGs – and being the official NGO global focal point for successful efforts to include the goal of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) – her work to implement the SDGs continues through the Transform Together network, which focuses on SCP, and other initiatives.

Gail is an economic justice campaigner and compassionate revolutionary. She runs a charity focussed on universal access to the internet, is a Mum and has a PhD in Molecular Biophysics. Here’s Gail talking about economics and the need for a different kind of economy.

Isabella Tree writes for publications such as National Geographic, Granta, The Sunday Times and The Observer. Her articles have been selected for The Best American Travel Writing and Reader’s Digest Today’s Best Non-Fiction, and she was Overall Winner of the Travelex Travel Writer Awards. 

She published her first book The Bird Man – a Biography of John Gould when she was 25.

Her latest book Wilding – the Return of Nature to an English Farm charts the story of the pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex where she lives with her husband Charlie Burrell.  

Joe is Head of I&C Sales and Partnerships, Good Energy. Joe heads up the business sales team at Good Energy focused on larger business sales, corporate partnerships and the broker channel. They are a successful, values-led team with a real purpose – to help our customers and clients engage with how they use, generate or store their energy and be part of a sustainable solution to climate change. ​

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